Oily skin, in winter? How is that even possible? It is and if you’re not prepared, you could end up with a dull and oily complexion for the next few months.
Your skin’s sebaceous glands get into hyperactive mode in winter. Why is that? Because the environment is dry and that tells your skin that it needs to produce more oil to moisturise your skin. The result is oily skin.
But you don’t have to live with it. A few helpful tips and tricks, and you can be on your way to enjoying a bright, oil-free winter.
Here are my top 10 oily skin care tips, in no particular order of preference.
#1 Exfoliate your skin
Gently sloughing off the top layer of dry skin cells will not only reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath, but also stop excessive oil production.
-Get your hands on a good quality exfoliating gel that has Vitamin E.
-Exfoliate at least twice a week.
#2 Use skin care products with high moisture
Yes, your skin needs to be thoroughly moisturised. Avoid bath soaps and choose a bath wash instead.
If you prefer soaps, look for one with glycerine or some natural oils. Remember to use an oil-free product for your face.
#3 Are you using the right moisturiser?
Just because it’s winter don’t slather on your summer moisturiser. Both products are different. And fulfil different needs. Get yourself an oil-free moisturiser. Look around in the market and find something for your skin type.
#4 Tea tree oil? Really?
If you like hot water baths then you are just messing up your skin’s natural oil balance. To avoid this, bring down the temperature of the bath and add a few drops of tea tree oil.
I’ve been talking about oil-free products and then I go and introduce oil as a remedy to fight oiliness? How will that work? It will, because tea tree oil will make up for that loss in moisture.
#5 Put down that petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly will just sit on the surface of your skin and do nothing.
You will, in fact, look oilier and your complexion will become dull with that layer on your face. Avoid using petroleum jelly for chapped lips also. Use a herbal lip balm instead.
#6 Winter face pack
You can try making and applying a winter face pack for glowing skin that is free from oil and dullness. There are many recipes, but this is the easiest and works really well for me.
-In a bowl make a blend using almond powder, turmeric, yogurt and fresh lemon juice.
-Mix it all together so no lumps remain.
-Apply this to your face and neck.
-Wash it off after 20-25 minutes.
-You can use a cleanser like Olay that washes without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
#7 Is your winter makeup kit ready?
In winter don’t use the makeup that you use year around. It contains natural oils that are not good for your skin in winter. Instead, look for a water-based foundation and powder-based products to look and feel like a million bucks.
#8 Use a clean towel
Another tip for winter care for oily skin is to change your face towel frequently.
Don’t wipe vigorously. Instead, pat it dry gently. And then don’t use the same towel to wipe your face the second time. All you will end up doing is transferring the bacteria from the first round back on to your face. Not cool.
#9 No cleansing milk
Instead of relying on your cleansing milk to remove make-up, use a water-based cleanser. This prevents any incidence of oiliness and lets your skin breath freely.
#10 Eat well!
The last point is to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Make salads, chomp on them anytime and even make full meals of them. If you get bored, you can sauté the veggies slightly.
All these pointers are easy, including the winter face pack for oily skin. Keeping your skin oil-free and bright is in your hands now.
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